The Directorate General of Foreign Trade vide Public Notice No. 62/2015-2020 dated February 16, 2018 has simplified the process of application for Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (“MEIS”) claims.
Vide this public Notice all Regional Authorities have been directed to process applications for MEIS claim only on the basis of ITC (HS) Code as specified in the Shipping bill, for all the ITC (HS) Code, except those covered in Annexure to this Public Notice. In respect of the ITC (HS) Codes specified in Annexure to this Public notice, process of applications for MEIS claim shall continue to be made after matching the description as well in the Shipping Bill with Export Product Description in Table 2 of Appendix 3B.
This simplification of processing has been done with the objective of improving ease of doing business, simplifying the procedures, increasing transparency and to cutting down delays.